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Description: The Mercers House, the Weavers Cottage and Vine Cottage
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 131959
OS Grid Reference: SO8024603396
OS Grid Coordinates: 380246, 203396
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7289, -2.2874
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SO 8003 SW LEONARD STANLEY THE STREET
12/84 The Mercer's House, The Weavers
Cottage and Vine Cottage
(previously listed as Tudor House)
Formerly single house, now 3 attached houses. C15 cruck house;
c1500 and late C16 additions. Stone facing of mid-late C16, early
C17 and late C17. Timber framing; ashlar and coursed rubble
limestone; concrete replacement tile roof. Main range (parallel to
road) formerly hall; 2-storey wings added to east side; 2-storey
former weaving shop to west. Front: stone gable to left of mid-
late C16 refacing has single-window fenestration, 3-light recessed
cavetto with thick mullions to ground and upper floors each with
hoodmould; single-light to attic with hood. Altered doorway to
right with flat porch hood has reset oval window over. Two gables
to right project forward; random rubble to ground floor, close
studding with middle rail above each with single casement, timber
mullioned and transomed to left, C20 casement to right. South side
of wing has C20 lean-to porch addition; above is junction
indicating former jettied end of gabled wings, extended further in
close studded framing. Upper floor opening to left with Tudor-
arched head formerly gave access to timber-framed lean-to porch,
recorded in early photographs. South side: gable end of main
range to right with gable-mounted double chimney with moulded caps.
Timber framed former early C16 weaving shop extends to left with
continuous upper floor jetty. Close studding to ground floor,
formerly without windows, C20 casements and porch additions;
square framing to upper floor with curved passing braces. North
side: 2 stone gables. Right gable in very large masonry has
projecting chimney stack with moulded cap; 2-light recessed
cavetto mullioned casement with hoodmould to upper floor right.
Gable to left, probably late C17, with 2-window fenestration, some
altered; mostly cavetto mullioned. Rear: 2 stone gables to main
range, earlier to right. Mostly 3-light fenestration to ground and
upper floors except 4-light to ground floor of left gable. Single
attic lights. Gable end of former weaver's shop to right with
random rubble infill below jetty.
Interior: in former open hall of main range one cruck blade
survives and part of former external wall with 2 windows having
diagonal-set wooden mullions. Room on north side of house has
moulded stone chimney and plank and muntin partition on upper
floor. A very important survival illustrating the changing pattern
of use. Illustrated in W.G. Davie and E.G. Dawber, Old
Cottages...in the Cotswold District, 1905; and N.M. Herbert,
'Leonard Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 257-267)
Listing NGR: SO8024603396
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